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NOTICE TO FURNISHERS OF
LABOR AND MATERIALS TO:
Desoto County Electric, Inc.
Locally Managed Project Agreement No.: 090232
Federal Const. Proj. No.: STP-M-9417 (7)
State Const. P.E. No.: 79LPLM-F1- 169
The Town of Collierville, Tennessee is about to make final settlement with the contractor for construction of the above numbered project. All persons wishing to file claims pursuant to Section 54-5-122, T.C.A. must file same with the Director of General Services, Town of Collierville, 500 Poplar View Parkway, Collierville, Tennessee 38017, on or before 11/1/2012.
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES
October 11, 2012
The City of Memphis is requesting qualifications for professional services involving engineering analysis, pre-construction inspection, design, and construction inspection for the Harahan Bridge PROJECT that is a component of the Main Street to Main Street Multimodal Connector Project (M2M).
The Main Street to Main Street Multimodal Connector Project is a partnership between the states of Tennessee and Arkansas and the municipalities of Memphis – Shelby County, TN and West Memphis - Crittenden County, AR to establish a twelve mile regional, multimodal corridor that will increase alternative transportation options in the Memphis metro area. The total M2M scope of work consists of five segments of infrastructure improvements with this component, "the Harahan Bridge" serving as the critical connection over the Mississippi River. The total project cost for all segments is $30 million with the Harahan Bridge component representing approximately $10 million. The total project is partially funded by a $14.9 million Federal Department of Transportation TIGER IV grant.
Completed in 1917, the Harahan Bridge serviced both vehicular and railroad traffic between Tennessee and Arkansas for over 30 years with wood plank roadbeds located on the northern and southern sides of the bridge and railroad tracks running through the center section of the structure. Upon the completion of the Memphis – Arkansas Bridge in 1949, vehicular traffic from the Harahan was diverted to the new bridge, and the wooden roadbeds were removed. Since 1949, the Harahan Bridge has functioned exclusively as a railroad bridge currently operated by the Union Pacific Railroad.
Although the Memphis – Arkansas Bridge provides sidewalks, there are no existing bicycle facilities across the Mississippi River. To create a safe, alternative transportation connection between the two states, the project concept is to develop a bicycle – pedestrian trail atop the existing steel frame where the northern roadbed formerly existed. In 2012 the City of Memphis completed a preliminary engineering study on the bridge and found that the development of a bicycle – pedestrian pathway operating in tandem with the active railway was a feasible concept.
Scope of Services
To undertake and complete the design services for the Harahan Bridge component of the of the M2M Project, the City of Memphis, seeks to retain the services of a professional engineering firm to provide various design services related to the following:
1. Harahan Bridge: Develop designs for a new bicycle-pedestrian pathway to be installed atop of the existing structural steel that formerly supported the northern roadway of the Harahan Bridge.
The work required on the bridge includes but is not limited to adding decking, modifying railing, fencing, lighting, signage and miscellaneous security and emergency provisions for safe use of the bridge by both train and non-motorized traffic. Lighting, security measures and emergency response protocol will be developed in consultation and cooperation with the Union Pacific Railroad. All design elements will have to meet requirements of the Union Pacific Railroads' Division of Engineering and the States of Arkansas Highway Department, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and the U. S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Division engineering requirements. In addition, designs for this Harahan Bridge project component must be coordinated with the other segments of the overall M2M project and approved by the City of Memphis and Crittenden County Arkansas. The determination of any additional requirements for permits and review will also be the responsibility of the selected consultant.
2. Memphis Connection: Develop designs for the Memphis approach to the bridge that includes bicycle-pedestrian connections between the eastern terminus of the bridge and the Channel 3 Drive sidewalk network located approximately 400 feet to the east of the bridge.
3. Crittenden Connection: Develop designs for the West Memphis approach to the bridge that includes bicycle-pedestrian connections to link the bridge's western terminus with the Dacus Lake Road / I-55 S. Service Road that is located approximately 500 feet to west of the bridge.
Instructions to Proposers:
1. Provide resumes of personnel to perform the work.
2. The letter of interest and qualifications shall indicate the scope of services to be completed by any sub-consultants.
3. The selected firm shall have a minimum of five years of Bridge Design Administration and Construction Management experience involving similar Projects valued above $5,000,000. A reference list, including client contact information, shall be submitted containing at least five (5) projects meeting the above-referenced dollar threshold. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.
4. Qualifications should not exceed fifteen (15) pages.
5. The selected contractor shall provide Professional Liability Insurance in an amount of not less than Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000.00) each wrongful act, and shall maintain such coverage for at least three (3) years from the termination of this agreement.
Evaluation of Qualifications:
The factors that will be considered in evaluation of submittals are listed below. Sufficient information on qualifications should be included so that submittals can be properly judged.
a. Relevant experience leading the design for projects of similar complexity, size, scope, budget and funding sources
b. Past experience in the required disciplines with Long Span Steel Bridges which have multiple-modal railroad traffic, vehicle, and non-motorized traffic usage
c. Past bridge experience specific to working with the Union Pacific Railroad or other Class 1 Railroads, which have long span bridges
d. Understanding of the project requirements
e. Qualifications and availability of staff
f. Demonstrated ability to meet schedules without compromising sound design practices
g. References from previous Clients
h. Strength of Equal Business Opportunity submission
Submittals will be reviewed by a Consultant Evaluation Committee who will make recommendations to the City Engineer of several firms who would make viable candidates from which to make a selection or invite more detailed proposals and/or presentations. Evaluations will be conducted within established guidelines regarding equal employment opportunity and nondiscriminatory action based upon the grounds of race, color, sex, creed or national origin. Interested certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms as well as other minority/women-owned firms are encouraged to respond to all advertisements by City of Memphis.
The final selection will be made on the basis of the qualifications and ability of the consultant to perform the work. A detailed scope, schedule and budget will be negotiated with the selected firm. The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals at its sole discretion. All submitters will be advised when a selection has been made.
Firms may request consideration by submitting 7 copies of a statement of qualifications no later than 4:00 pm CDT, November 1, 2012 to:
The City of Memphis
C/O Mike Carpenter
125 N. Main Street, City Hall, Suite 308
Memphis, TN 38103
Late submittals will not be accepted.
Request for Proposals
RFP Number 13-0009
Trash Removal Services
Responses for this Request for Proposals for providing Trash Removal Services will be received by the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority ("Authority"), Staff Services Division, Memphis International Airport, Administration and Support Facility, 3505 Tchulahoma Road, Memphis, TN 38118-2718 until 11:00 AM, November 20, 2012. No Proposals will be accepted after the stated deadline.
INSTRUCTIONS TO RESPONDENTS
The response to the Request for Proposals ("RFP") shall be submitted in a sealed envelope or container. Each envelope or container must be clearly marked on the outside with the following: 1) Request for Proposals, Trash Removal Services, 2) RFP Number 13-0009, and 3) Your company name and address. No responses will be accepted after the stated deadline. A complete Request for Proposals Packet with submittal instructions, additional data, and response format may be found on our website www.mscaa.com on or after October 16, 2012.
A mandatory pre-proposal meeting will be held at the Authority's Administrative Support Facility located at 3505 Tchulahoma Road, Memphis, TN 38118 on October 25, 2012 at 10:00 AM Local Time. Only those attending will be allowed to submit a proposal.
All Proposers are hereby notified that all updates, addenda and additional information, if any, shall be posted to the Authority website and Proposers are responsible for checking the Authority website up to the time of the RFP submission deadline.
The Authority reserves the right to reject any or all responses to this Request for Proposals in whole or in part and to waive any informalities, technicalities, or omissions therein. The Authority also reserves the right to reject any response when a parent, subsidiary, affiliate, or predecessor in interest of the Proposer has pending litigation or claims with the Authority, or if any response includes a proposed subcontractor or supplier that has pending litigation or claims with the Authority, if the Authority determines, in its sole discretion, such litigation or claims may adversely affect the ability of the parties to work efficiently and effectively under this RFP, or for any other reason as determined by the Authority. Any such response will be returned to the Proposer. All Proposers must use forms provided by the Authority.
The Authority hereby notifies that it will review and award bids/proposals in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4a (the "Act") and Title 49, Part 26, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act. The Authority further notifies all Proposers that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, Disadvantaged Minority/Women Business Enterprises ("D/M/WBEs") will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids/proposals in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of age, race, sex, color, national origin, or disability in its hiring and employment practices, or in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services, and activities, in accordance with the Business Diversity Development Program ("BDDP") promulgated under the September 2008 Disparity Study for non-discrimination in non-federally assisted programs commissioned by the Memphis-Shelby County Intergovernmental Consortium, as amended. The D/M/WBE participation goal for any contract awarded as a result of this RFB is 11% in accordance with the requirements of the RFP documents. The only participation that will be counted toward meeting this goal will be participation by certified D/M/WBE, the owners of which have been certified as having a personal net worth less than $1,320,000 in accordance with 49CFR, Part 26.
Larry D. Cox, A.A.E.